Design team creates electric skateboard controlled by brain waves

While Kinect-powered gadgets seem to be a hot trend over the past six months, an Austin, Texas company has pushed beyond the Kinect and tapped into the human brain.

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Raspberry Pi $35 mini computer to ship in late February

The first batch of Raspberry Pi computer units is near completion and will be available for purchase by the end of this February for just $35.


Thunderbolt gains support from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, but can it topple USB 3.0?

Acer, Asus, and Lenovo are planning to include Thunderbolt ports in their upcoming Ultrabooks. We explain what this means, how Thunderbolt stacks up to USB 3.0, and what it might mean for you, and Apple.


Logitech announces the Cube presentation mouse

While Logitech offers plenty of mice and trackballs for everyone from the typical computer user to the hardcore gamer, the company is launching a new type of mouse with the business user in mind.


iTwin USB device now compatible with both PC and Mac

The clever double-ended iTwin USB file-sharing device is now compatible with both Mac and PC, making it even more convenient for users.


IOGear 4-Port USB Sharing Station takes USB peripherals wireless

Need to share your USB printer, scanner, speakers, webcam, or storage via Wi-Fi? IOGear's 4-Port USB Sharing Station might come to your rescue.


Iomega launches sleek, stylish hard drive specifically for the Mac

Tired of external hard drives that stick out like a sore thumb in your minimal iMac setup? Iomega has a swank new addition to their hard drive lineup that Mac users may just love.


Apple selling Mac OS X Lion thumb drive version in August

Apple aims to make sure all their customers are content with a physical thumb drive version for $69 available in August.


New bus shelter boosts commuters’ batteries

An advertising agency has come up with a bus shelter that allows commuters to charge up their portable devices before jumping aboard.


Store your photos (or anything else) on film roll USB drives

Store your digital photos on a USB drive that pays homage to photography with recycled film canisters.


Intel to add USB 3.0, Thunderbolt support with Ivy Bridge processors

Intel confirms plans to integrate USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt support into its Sandy Bridge chipset follow-up, Ivy Bridge.


Goodbye, USB: Intel to release Thunderbolt developer kits

Intel has announced that it will soon release developer kits for its high-speed data transfer system, Thunderbolt, which will help accelerate adoption of the technology.


Toshiba debuts 14-inch USB-powered LCD monitor

Need more screen real estate? Toshiba's new 14-inch LCD monitor adds another 1,366 by 768-pixel display to a notebook...and runs off USB power.


Intel officially debuts Thunderbolt data transfer system

Intel’s newest Thunderbolt transfer tech will allow speeds of 10 gigabits per second through a single cable.


Verizon will launch 4G LTE network on December 5

Verizon will officially debut its 4G LTE network this Sunday, with plans to massively expand its coverage over the next few years. The carrier also is working on introducing handheld devices that carry the service.